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POPE IS PASSING
DOCTORS ON WATCH BY THE
HIS DAYS SEEM NUMBERED
Last Sacrament Administered to Him
and He Has Given Directions Con
cernlng His Wishes Is Being Kept
Alive By Stimulants.
ROME. "God'B will bo (lono.
Who would have believed It, when
only ten days ago 1 was presiding over
a. public constotory?" murmured feebly
Pope Leo ns ho felt himself lato Sun-'
day evening sinking Into a deop sleep,
which lasted about thrco hours until
excruciating pain brought the dying
pontiff back to consciousness. Ho
groaned and complained of pains on
both sides of the thorax. Tenderly
Dr. Lapponnl, assisted by Popo Leo's
valet, Plo Contra, and the physician's
second assistant, lifted his form and,
changing the position, auccoe'ded In
giving the patient somo relief.
Though hoycring on the brink of
death," tho life of the pontiff Is pro
longed by means of strong stimulants
and concentrated nourishment and
while he Is still atlvo his wonderful
vitality may again resist and conquer
the attack of this illness.
Late Sunday evening, after tho ex
citement of tho ceremony of tho last
sacrament wns ove tho popo seemed
less roHtloss, partly soothed by the
religious servlco and partly by a doso
of chloral, which was given to htm In
The groat vatlcan testifies to tho
conviction that tho passing of Popo
Leo is very near. Tho court yard of
St. DamaRo Is filled with carriagos 01
tho cardinnlH. Cardinal Satolll drove
to ftotno from Fracati, the beautiful
carriage horses covered with dust and
perspiration. In tho cortllo aro drawn
up carriages of tho cardinals nnd
many notables. Servants and messen
gers hurriedly cross tho court with
hugo bundles of wax tapers, and with
tho robes ot ecclesiastical dignitaries
awaiting within the palace. The ante
chambers of tho palaco were all
through the night thronged with
princes of the church, high noblemen
and membors of tho diplomatic corps.
Telegrams of inquiry have been re
coived from several monarchs of Eu
rope. All kinds of speculation is already In
circulation ns to tho probablo suc
cessor to the throne ot St. Peter's.
Opinion is much divided, owing to tho
many interosts which will bo affected
according to tho cliolco mndo by tho
Bacred college. Tho first question tho
cardinals will havo to solve la whether
tho conclavo will be held In Homo or
outside of Italy.
ONE CASE OF CANCER CURED.
Vienna Medical Men Interested
VIENNA Medical circles hero are
greatly Interested In a report commit
ntcatod from tho VIenesse so clety of
physicians and read at a recent meet
ting of tho Imperial academy of sci
ence, to the affect that a long stand
ing case of cancor was cured by ra
dium rays at tno clinic of tho lato
Prof, aaussenbauer. The patlont,
who was 61 years of age, had long
Buffered from canceo of the palate
and lip and had repeatedly been op
erated upon fruitlessly. In the au
tumn of. 1902, when the physicians of
VIenesse hospital declared It was ab
solutely useloss to operate again, ono
physician determined as a last re
sort to try radium rays.
Agree to Pass Aldrlch Bill.
WASHINGTON. As a result of nu
morous conferences held hero during
the past few weeks it has been agreed,
so those in well-informed circles say,
to pass tho Aldrlch bill In tho form
desired by the president. Representa
tive Cannon, who has been opposed to
tho measuro, has It is said, been finally
won over, and will lond his support
as speaker of tho new house to the
bill. Others who were opposed have
also been won over.
Fleets Hover Over China.
TIEN TSIN Tho local newspapers
comment on the significance ot the
gathering of the American, British
and Japanese fleets in tho northern
part of the gulf of Pe Chi Ll It Is
asserted that no less than fifty-seven
Russian warships of ono sort and an
other aro assombled at Port Arthur.
The Japanese reserve officers who
wore on leave In North China aro
said to have been called home.
Would-Bc Assassin Burned Alive.
ALGIERS. It is reported from the
Moroccan frontier that an attempt
was recently made to assassinate
Muley Mohammed, tho sultan's broth
er, who is In league with tho pre
tender Uu Hamara, while in camp at
Sidehalssa. A Mohasa tribesman fired
a revolver at short range. The bullet
missed Muley Mohammed and wound
ed a soldier. The would-bo assassin
was immediately seized, drenched with
kerosene and burned alive.
TARIFF QUESTION CONSIDERED.
Lord Rosebery Asks for Plans of the
LONDON Lord Rosebery, In tho
house of lords, renewed tho dobato
over tho preferential tariff proposi
tion, making a further request for in
formation regarding tho cabinet's
plans. In the course of a long speech
he ridiculed Colonial Secretary Cham
berlain's program and said ho did not
believe tho government Intended to
prosecute any further Into tho matter.
The Luke of Devonshire, lord preB
Idont of tho council, said It was im
possible now to give the oxact scope
of the inquiry. He could Bay that
tho position of tho government at
present was somewhat different from
that ot Mr. Chamborlatn; but they
did not conflict. Tho wholo cabinet
had agreed that tho time was ripe
for an investigation of tho possibili
ties of a closer fiscal union with tho
YEAR'8 RECORD AT THE MINT.
Great Increase In Production Without
Increase In Expense.
PHILADELPHIA Tho fiscal year
of the United States mini here Just
onded was a record breaker In the
number of coins, medals and dies
struck and tho Increase in tho produc
tion was accomplished without any
material lncrcaso in expenses. Accord
ing to tho report made by Superin
tendent Landls to tho treasury de
partment At Washington, the coinage
was 119,573,760 pieces greator than
the previous year, an lncrcaso In med
als of 7,032 pieces and nn lncrcaso In
dies of 309. About $260,000,000 worth
of coined bullion wns counted and
weighed, as, follows:
Goll coin, $56,000,000; gold bullion,
146,000,000; silver dollars, ?92,000,000;
silver bullllon, $23,000,000. Besides
this there was a largo amount of sub
sidiary silver nickel and bronze.
A BIG POSTAL DEFICIENCY.
Deficit for Past Year Double that of
WASHINGTON, D. C Captain
CaBtlo, auditor of the treasury for the
postofllco department, mado the o fa
cial estimate that tho postal deficiency
for the fiscal year just closod will bo
$4,617,203. Tho deficit for tho previ
ous fiscal yoar wbb $2,961,170. This
big increase Is attributed to tho en
forced increase In oxpondlture for ru
ral free delivery service during the
Tho receipts of tho postal servlco
for the year were $134,268,609 and tho
expenditures $138,885,812. Tho defi
ciency In tho freo dollvory Borvlco is
not yet definitely known beyond tho
estimate made weeks ago by tho poBt
master general that It would bo $227,
000 by tho close ot tho fiscal year.
Tho deficiency, however, may provo
considerably larger than that figure.
INHERITANCE TAX LAW VOID.
Minnesota Supreme Court Decides
ST. PAUL, Minn. Tho supreme
court handed down a decision Satur
day in which the Inheritance tax .law
was declared unconstitutional.
Tho decision was made In the caso
of Alice A. Russell, executrix of the
estate of Sol Smith Russell, deceased,
formerly a woll known actor.
After tho estato of her husband had
been settled In tho Hennepin county
probate court, Mrs. Russell asked for
a final accounting. Tho court held
that tho estate. was subject to tho In
heritance tax and urged a claim of
$575 under this law. Tho Hennepin
county district court held that tho law
was unconstitutional. The supremo
court sustained this decision.
Did Not Cheer the King.
DUBLIN A special meeting of the
corporation of Dublin called to con
sider the proposal to present an ad
dress to King Edward on his ap
proaching visit to Ireland, was broken
up by an uproar In tho public galler
ies. The lord mayor, Timothy C. Har
rington, finding ho could not quell the
disturbance, left tne chair abruptly
and adjourned the meeting. The peo
ple In tho gallery then sang "God Bave
Ireland" and cheered for Ireland Inces
santly until removed by. the officials.
Count Campello Dead,
ROME. Count Paola Campello Is
dead. He was at one time canon of
St. Peter's, abandoned Catholicism
later, preached violently against tho
vatlcan In Italy, England and the
United States, recanted, did penance,
and was restored to the priesthood.
Mine Fire Under Control.
DENVER, Colo. A special to tho
Republican from Hanna, Wyo., says:
It is believed that tho Are In the mine,
which was the scene of the recet
explosion and consequent heavy loss
of life, is under control. The work
ot removing tho debris from the main
slope is progressing favorably. It Is
not believed, however, that an at
tempt will be made to remove the
bodies of the miners until several
days have elapsed.
NO HOPE OF LIFE
MEN IN THE MINE
HOWEVER RESCUERS TOIL OH
The Mine Penetrated and Many Dead
Discovered Twenty Bodies Found
Mingled with Debris that the Unfor
tunates Tried to Pass.
HANNA, Wyo. Special to tho Oma
ha Bee: Work for tho men. susponso
for the women, certainty mado moro
certain and men's worst fears realized.
This summarizes tho day's proceed
ings. All through tho daylight hours
tho weary rcscuo parties toiled on,
hoping to reach possible survivors
of Tuesdays mine disaster, while now-
mado widows and orphans walked tho
streets or gathered In muto agony
about the various entrances to tho
Mombers of the rescuing parties tell
of pitiful scenes about tho seventeenth
level, as deep as it has neon possible
to penetrate Somo of tho survivors
were driven lnsano and fought like
(lends agalnBt the rescuers. Dazed,
listless survivors were found sitting on
cars or lying on the floor, careless of
whether they lived or died. At the
seventh level a pile of twenty bodies
was found strown over a pile of debris,
which tho men had tried to surmount
before overcome by tho deadly fumes.
Somo were scared and blackened by
flames, but all had died crawling to
ward frosh air. The cloven rescuers
who penetrated thus far were too weak
to bring out a body.
For hours tho scono at the entrance
of the mlno was heart moving. With
clothes and hair awry, mothers, wives,
sweethearts and children huddled to
gether, weeping and wringing their
their hands. Many sat on shattered
tlmbors blown from the mine's mouth,
Insensible to their surrounding. Tho
most frantic pushed to tho edgo of tho
gap and tried to force a way Into the
Among the dead Is Alfred Hapgood,
who turned tho first shovel of dirt in
starting tho slope.
Tho flro bosses, who had reported
all Bafe before working time Tuesday,
met death whllo making a second In
spection. Many gathered in Bmall crowds on
tho hill overlooking tno mouth of tho
ill-fated mine. Many believed the vic
tims would oe brought through tho rear
shaft, and congregated thoreforo on
tho brow of a hill overlooking that
opening and waited anxiously through
the entire day, but their vigil was
not rewarded, for no bodies wero re
moved from the mines during tho day.
Tho women and older children are
apparently stunefled and do not re
alize the awful calamity that has bo
fallen them. Many firmly bellovo thai
their dear husbands, sons and broth
ers aro still alive and will reach the
Burfaco In oafety, but these grief
stricken people havo not yet learned
tho truth, and will not fully realize
tho awful situation until they are
confronted by tho blackened, partially
burned ana, in many cases mangled
bodies of thoir husbands, sons, rela
tives und friends.
Cuban Veterans Clamorous.
HAVANA Tho radical wing of the
revolutionary veterans at Hnvana have
petitioned congress for the Immediate
appointment of a congressional com
mittee to pass upon the validity ol
the soldiers' claims. .They ask thai
25 per cent thereof be paid out of the
government's present surplus. Some
of the most radical veterans denounce
the government because these pay
ments havo been delayed.
Russia Prepared for Trouble.
LONDON It is believed that the
fast cruisers of tho Russian volunteer
fleot, which are lying Idle at Sebasto
pol and Odessa, are being held In the
Black sea for military exigencies, says
the Odessa correspondent of the
Times. He adds that it Is reported
that an intimation was given Juno 20
to tho commanders of theso vessels
that there is a possibility of their be
ing requisitioned to fly the naval flag.
Decrease in Price of Silver.
WASHINGTON The quarterly es
tlmato ot tho value of foreign coins
issued by tho director of tho mini
shows that for the three months end
ed June 30, 1903, the vaiuo of sllvei
decreased from 53.144 cents an ounce
to 48.G95 cents an ounce, a total ol
5.449 cents an ounce.
Dan Godfrey Dead.
LONDON Dan Godfrey, the fnm
ous bandmaster' of the Gronadlei
Guards, died Tuesday of paralysis.
Payne Sees Kearns.
NEW YORK. Postmaster General
Payne arrived from Washington via
the Pennsylvania railroad Thursday
accompanied by Mrs, Payne, on route
for a short rest in tho Catskills. He
went direct to his room, leaving word
that he would soe no callers. Ho saw
Senators Kcarns of Utah, however, nt
great length. Senator Kearns Is the
owner ot tho Salt Lako paper of
which Perry Heath, former first assist
ant postmaster general, is tho editor.
A MINE DI8ASTER.
Explosion Terminates In Fearful Loss
HANNA, Wyo. Two hundred and
thirty-four dead and several others
slightly injured out of 280 Is the rec
ord of tho most fearful disaster which
ever struck tho mining camps around
Shortly after 10:30 Tuesday morn
ing a miner entered a closed shaft
leading Into tho No. 1 mine of tho
Union Pacific Coal company with a
naked light. Through years of Idle
ness gas had been allowed to escape
and accumulate till it needed but a
spark to Bet It alight and wreck the
pit. This was supplied by the mln
9r. Instantly there was a roar as If
of echoing thunder. Mino timbers,
rock and iron wero torn down and
hurled athwart tho entrances, com
pletely blocking tno escapo of almost
300 men employed below ground. The
sound of tho report echoed and ro
achoed below and above tho surface
and brought men hurrying from every
direction, fearing they know not
what, but knowing something unto
ward had happened. Gradually sur
vivors began to appear, forty-six of
them, ragged, disheveled men, with
gaping wounds and clothes torn by tho
explosion. From theso tho first sto
ries of tho disaster and tho closed
condition of the various underground
tunnels wero learned.
Almost before they appeared, how
aver, rescuers had volunteered for the
insk of carrying ouccor to their strick
sn comrades below ground, and head
2d by E. S. Brooks, superintendent of
the mine, a hundred willing hands
were speedily at work clearing away
the debris and opening up an avenue
ot escape for tho imprisoned men and
A shaft whereby puro air might bo
conveyed to them.
For a time it was feared tho ox
plosion had bred a worso disaster and
rumors of fire sweeping tho working?
wero bandied about among tho crowd
of watchers and workers which head
ed tho pit mouth. Fortunately, how
over, these rumors proved of false or
igin, and the entombed men, sur
rounded with sufficient horrors with
out, were spared a holocaust.
GERMANY HAS SOME CLAIM8.
Cubans Are Puzzled, Not Knowing
What They Are.
HAVANA Garcia Velez, tho Cuban
conBUl general at Hamburg, reports
that at a banquet at Hamburg at
which Emperor William and Foreign
Secretary Baron von RIchthefen wero
present, tho latter remarked to him
that tho first matter to be taken up
by tho German minister to Cuba was
the claims of German citizens. The
officials here do not know what claims
tho Germans have, slnco tho war
claims aro closed, so far as Cuba Is
concerned, by the treaty of Paris.
The consul was not In a position to
enlighten them on the point and tho
circumstances have been communi
cated to Senor Qucsada, Cuban min
ister at Washington.
MINE DEAD CREMATED.
Flames Baffle Willing Workers and
Consume Victims' Bodies.
HANNA, Wyo. Of tho 234 men en
tombed by the mine explosion on
Tuesday tho bodies of only five have
been recovered and all hope than any
of tho others are alive has been aban
Flro and smoke aro preventing ex
ploration of the lower workings, and
it is feared that many, if not all, ol
the bodies now in the mine will be
It was officially announced Thurs
day that no more bodies would be tak
en out for several days unless some
were found In the main slope. Af
depth is attained a few of the hand
men and drivers may be found on the
main slope, and these bodies will bf
removed as rapidly as they are found
The majority of the dead men are Ir
tho entries below No. 15 and cannot
Lockout In Building Trades.
SALT LAKE, Utah Tho Building
Contractors' assoclatldn, composed ol
practically every contractor and
builder In this city, has decided tc
suspend all building in this city on
July 6. Tho lockout will directly af
feet more than 3,000 workmen and will
continue inforct until an understand
ing Is reached between the contrac
tors and their workmen. In a state
ment issued Thursday tho contractor
complain that men at work on vari
ous operations about tho city have
been called out and no explanation of
fered. This appears to bo the prln
Hoppers Slay Many Cattle.
BUTTE, Mont Prof. Cooloy of the
State Agricultural college at Bozemar
has returned from an investigation ol
tho grasshopper-ridden district about
Forsythe. He says that the Insect
havo devoured everything In a strlj.
seventy miles long and fifty miles
wldo and that as a consequence ot
their raids range conditions are the
worst ho ever saw. The plains are
dotted with cattle that have starved to
:: the live stock market.!
I ! Latest Quotations rrom South ;
Omaha and Kansas City.
illllMHIll III 1IH H IM
CATTLE Receipts of cattle were
fairly liberal and Uio demand on the
part of the packers did not show any
Improvement. Reports from outside
points wero rather discouraging and hi
a result a slow and weak market wns
experienced. Beef steer buyers wero
Blow In starting out and they were
rather bearish. The best grades In
moat cases sold nt right around steady
prices, or, In other words, steady to n
shade lower. Other kinds, though,
sold all the way from weak to a dlmo
lower, tho commoner tho cattle tho
greater the decline. Tho cow market
was slow and sales were made all the
way from steady to a dime lower. Vho
best grades of cornfeds sold without
much difficulty at steady prices, but
when It came to the commoner kinds
and to grnssers the market was very
uneven and GQlOc lower on tho aver
age. Canners were extremely hard to
dispose of at any figure, as It was more
a question of finding a buyer than one
of price. Bulls, veal calves and stags
wero also slow sale and rather weak.
HOGS Thero was a heavy run of
hogs and the general market was In
rather unsatisfactory condition to the
selling interests. At tho start a few
loads sold a shade higher, but before
salesmen had an opportunity to dispose
of moro than 20 loads packers lowered
their bids. Salesmen figured that It
was simply a temporary weakness and
held on for tho morning prices. Tho
situation, however, grew rapidly worse
and closed fully 10c lower than the
opening, or a big 7c lower thafi yes
terday. At tho beginning hogs sold
from $5. GO to $5.(15, and tho the close
they s.old largely at $5.00 and $0.00.
SHEEP Quotations for grass stock:
Good to choice lambs, $5.756.25; fair
to good lambs, $5.2505.75; good to
choice yearlings, $4.7505.00; fair to
good yearlings, $4.504.75; good to
choice wethers. $3.50 0 3.75; good to
choice ewes, $3.5003.75; fair to good
owes, $3,2503.50; feeder lambs, $2,500
3.50; feeder yearlings, $2.5003.50; feed
er wothers, $2.503.50; feeder ewes,
CATTLE Dressed beef steers
steady, others lower; quarantine cows
steady, steers weak; cows and heifers
dull and lower; stockers and feeders
slow; choice export and dressed beef
steers, $4.5005.10; fair to good, $3.00
4.G0; stockers and feeders. $2."5R4.50;
western fed steers, $3.7G4.60; Texas
'and Indian steers, $2. 704. 00; Texas
cows, $2.403.20; native cows, $2.00?
4.20; native heifers, $2.4004.35; can
ners, $1.2502.40; bulls, $2.254.G0;
IIOQS Market averaged r.tendy; top,
'.$5.85; bulk of sales. $G.655.70: heavy,
.S5.C505.S5; mixed packers, $5.G5fi5.7G;
.light, $5.0005.75; yorkcrs, $5.7005.75:
,plgs. $5.400 5.75.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Sheep 25c
lower; feeders steady; native lambs,
$3.3000.45; western lambs, $3.0000.25:
fed ewes, $3.0005.00; Texas clipped
yearlings, $3.2005.15; Texas clipped
sheep, $3.0005.00; stockers and feed
CHINESE DO NOT LIKE IT.
Object to Regulation Regarding Visit
ora to World's Fair.
PEKIN The United States treasury
regulating regarding the Chinese vis
itors to the St. Louis exposition aro
"bitterly criticised in the native press,
and It is believed will demoralize Chi
na's efforts to take creditable part in
vo exposition. The most objection
able points in the eyes of tho natives
are the ?500 bond, tho photographic
identification, police supervision of tjfr3
visiting Chinese, and the expulsion
from America of tho Chinese work
men and assistants when the fair
closes. The press points out that tho
Chinese visitors will be no better than
prisoners throughout their stay. Tho
official newspaper of Chi LI province,
whoso utterances are understood to bo
directed by Yuan Shi Kl, the governor
of the province, taunts America with'
hypocritical pretense of friendly Inter
course, and says the politeness with
which what is called the most just
nation on earth treats Us guests is a
warning to Chinese and others con
templating visiting St. Louis,
An Old Editor Dies.
TOLEDO, O. Clark Wagner, for
many years an editor In Ohio, died in
the Toledo hospital, aged 80 years:
He was editor of the Blade from 185G
to 1865 and editor of the Toledo Com
mercial from 1865 to 1876.
Dies In Barbtr Chair.
DECATUR, HI. Richard Pedde
cord, nephew of the late Governor
bglesby, died Thursday In a barber
chair, supposedly of apoplexy.
More Bubonic Plague.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE. The exist
ence of bubonic plaguo at the seaport
of Iquaque Is officially confirmed.
Resist Education Act.
LONDON The first foreigners to
Join the "passive resistance" move
ment against the education act are
two American taxpayers living nt
Wimbledon, the Rev. R. W. Farquhar,
formerly a pastor of Portland, Ore.,
and E. P. Gaston, who at one tlmo
lived in Chicago. They havo both re
fused to pay the education rate, con
sequently their household goods will
be seized and sold at auction to satis
fy claims for a fow shillings.
TRIBUTE TO BEECHE
ONE-TIME FOE TELLS OF HIS
How the Matchless Orator Quelled
Turbulent Mob Gathered to Howl
Him" Down The Greatest Moment
of a Great Life.
"I see they are going to build a me
raorial to Henry Ward Beccher," said
my white-haired Southern friend, who,
In splto of his soft voice and gravely
geium uuuiuiuiur, una ut.-i.-ii u. un,vw.-i -In
tho old days. "It's time they dld.J
and I shall send In my subscription."
I looked up surprised. "I thought
you fought for tho other side during
"So I did, and perhaps that's why I
know ho deBervcB a monument," said
tho colonel, smiling. "I know he was
tho greatest orator who ever lived."
"Demosthenes and Cicero ain't In
It, I suppose?"
"Not with him," the colonel Insisted.
"Let mo toll you a story to prove It."
So I settled back in my armchair
the colonel's reminiscences were al
ways a llttlo vacation In my work-a-day
"You know during the war I was
sent to England by the confederacy to
work up public sentiment for our side.
Well, thero wero a number of us, and
we worked up a good deal of senti
ment, so much so that Abe Lincoln
began to take notice of It, and after a
whllo he sent Beecher over to make
some speeches against us.
"When Beecher landed In Liverpool
tho town was already billed for his
first speech, and we were already thero
In force to see that ho shouldn't make
It. Tho night came and the hall was
packed, largely with our sympathizers
and with men whom wo had scattered
through tho audlenco and hired to
hoot and make cat calls, and utterly
drown out tho speaker's voice. It
wasn't exactly generous, I admit, but,
you know, those were desperate days.
"So when he entered it was pande
monium lot loose you never heard
such a racket. He had to come in at
the rear and walk the wholo length
of the hall down the middle aslle
through a howling mob of enemies. I
can see him now as he braced mini
self, shook that mano of his, walked
slowly to the front and climbed tho
platform. He took off his overcoat
deliberately and put it and his hat on
a chair, he tested a reading desk that
stood In tho middlo, found it loose
and carried it out of the way. Then,
ho turned, walked slowly to the front,
faced the whirlwind a minute, and,
then said, In a voice that went through
our yelling like a cannon ball through
& cotton field.
Boys, this ain't fair!'
"Wo forgot to yell for a minute,
stopped to draw breath agalnBt him,
and In that pause ho hurled upon us
the most wonderful sentence that ever
fell from the lips of mortal man. A
thousand times I have tried to re
word it, but always in vain. I knov;
only that it appealed to the British
love of fair play, to the old, historic
British sense of justice. And I know
from that first momentevery man of
us forgot why ho was there utterly
forgot himself and his country, and I
know also that within ten minutes wo
were breaking the hush with cheors
that took the roof off. Cheers, yes,
sir; we who were there to silence him,
who hated him and his cause. He
held us there cheering for two hours,
and not till It was all over and we
had left that place ot magic did we
realize what wo had done. If you can
find in all history such another
miracle wrought by an orator I'd like
to know of it.
"I tell you, ho was forever hurling
thunderbolts that night that wero
lightning flashes from him. Ho was
not like a man, but some supernatural
power. Every soul there fell under
the spell, even the reporters. The
London papers all sent their best men,
with orders to take a verbatim report
of tho speech, and not ono ot them
got beyond 'Boys, this ain't fair.' The
London Times actually discharged Its
representative because of bis failure.
Ten or fifteen years later I met
Beecher. He agreed with me that that
night In Liverpool was the great
moment of his life, said that then, and
then only, he had felt as though pos
sessed by a god, as though uttering
not his own words, but those of some
archangelfc power. Ho regretted deep
ly that the one speech by which he
would like to bo remembered should
havo perished In tho utterance." At
This Is the Latest Disease.
Fanltls Is tho latest malady to at
tack the human race. It Is a dlseaso
to which only civilized people aro
subject. Moreover, It Is prevalent in
summer, and persons who frequent
summer gardens and cafes aro liable
to be numbered among its victims. It
Is nothing morehan an ordinary cold
or neuralgia produced by tho drafts
created by elepfrlc fans. Neverthe
less, physicians In a spirit of humor
havo chosen to give It a seml-sclentlflo
name, and many practitioners are con
fident the malady under its new
nomenclature -will prove as popular
as la grippe or appendicitis.
When Money Talks.
Hush! good people not a wordl
Not the chrlpln' of a bled
Let not even a breath be heard'
Listen all ye rich and poor!
Not the oreakin' of a door!
Money money has the floor
From the winter to the May
Sure he is to have his way;
To the far-off Judgment Day
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